Help: Drill Press Machine Project

Help: Drill Press Machine Project

Post by Searcher » Sun, 15 Jun 2008 14:50:57



I have some metal and woodworking projects I'd like to get to, but
first I have to get to two project machines(Drill Press & Bandsaw)
that I picked up a couple months ago.

http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll257/Statenislander/Tools/

I'm getting ready to clean them up, but I'd appreciate any
recommendations on where I can get parts.

The Drill Press has a single phase 3/4" horse power motor that I'll
have to take apart.(But I'd like to find a simular motor for the
bandsaw).

Going by the pics, can anyone tell me if there are any specific parts
I should be scouting for?

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Thanks a lot.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.

 
 
 

Help: Drill Press Machine Project

Post by William Nobl » Sun, 15 Jun 2008 15:42:21


your drill press needs a motor pulley - try harbor freight - it looks like
the generic made in china unit, so there is an excellent change that the
replacement pulley for a similar HF unit will be correct.  Then you will
need 2 V belts.  You can use it with one handle missing, or buy a
replacement handle.  I sold a drill press like yours, but complete, and with
a much better chuck (and a better table) for $150 - so be careful not to put
too much $$ into it.

the bandsaw appears to be missing the table and all the parts that go with
it - try the same source - HF and see what you can find - but again, don't
put more than 1/2 of what a new one costs into it.  For a motor, find
something used for $5 or $10 max, there are plenty of old motors around -
3/4 HP will do.  I can't tell if the saw guides are complete, you need to
look at a parts list and see if they are all there.  And, on that type of
cheap bandsaw, the carrier for the upper wheel can fail (it happened on
mine) - if that happens you need to make a new one


Quote:
>I have some metal and woodworking projects I'd like to get to, but
> first I have to get to two project machines(Drill Press & Bandsaw)
> that I picked up a couple months ago.

> http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll257/Statenislander/Tools/

> I'm getting ready to clean them up, but I'd appreciate any
> recommendations on where I can get parts.

> The Drill Press has a single phase 3/4" horse power motor that I'll
> have to take apart.(But I'd like to find a simular motor for the
> bandsaw).

> Going by the pics, can anyone tell me if there are any specific parts
> I should be scouting for?

> Any recommendations would be appreciated.

> Thanks a lot.

> Darren Harris
> Staten Island, New York.

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Help: Drill Press Machine Project

Post by Winsto » Sun, 15 Jun 2008 16:33:15


Quote:

> I have some metal and woodworking projects I'd like to get to, but
> first I have to get to two project machines(Drill Press & Bandsaw)
> that I picked up a couple months ago.

This'll get you started:

http://metalworking.com/Dropbox/AMT_4030_Drill_Press.pdf

--Winston

 
 
 

Help: Drill Press Machine Project

Post by RoyJ » Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:41:52


IIRC, AMT is out of business. But both units look like import specials.

Others have mentioned Harbor Freight for parts. Here's the trick to get
part numbers: Stop in the store if they have one locally, get the model
numbers for any that look close to what you have. Go to the website,
download the user manuals, they almost always have a parts breakdown in
the back. Figure out what you need, call HF customer service.

HF parts tend to be very modestly priced (the good news) but many of
them have to be ordered from China and take weeks or months to get (the
bad news)

The drill press is missing the 4 step pulley. Good item to get from HF
parts.

The bandsaw seems to be almost complete. Upper guide, lower guide,
table,  table support, and  stand.  I don't see the little 'C' shaped
table to table support locking pieces. I rarely use my table tilt
feature, consider just bolting a pieces of 3/4" plywood or suitable sink
cutout directly to the frame. Bolts are likely to be metric, don't force
anything when replacing a bolt.

Quote:

> I have some metal and woodworking projects I'd like to get to, but
> first I have to get to two project machines(Drill Press & Bandsaw)
> that I picked up a couple months ago.

> http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll257/Statenislander/Tools/

> I'm getting ready to clean them up, but I'd appreciate any
> recommendations on where I can get parts.

> The Drill Press has a single phase 3/4" horse power motor that I'll
> have to take apart.(But I'd like to find a simular motor for the
> bandsaw).

> Going by the pics, can anyone tell me if there are any specific parts
> I should be scouting for?

> Any recommendations would be appreciated.

> Thanks a lot.

> Darren Harris
> Staten Island, New York.

 
 
 

Help: Drill Press Machine Project

Post by Searcher » Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:08:49


You said that the drill press is missing the "4 step pulley". I don't
understand. In this photo there are two 5-step pulleys:
http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll257/Statenislander/Tools/?action...

The one not attached has a wood dowel wedged through the center that
obviously has to be removed so I can place it on the motor.

I measured the top wheel inside the bandsaw housing and it came out
top 13-3/4 inches, so I assume that this would be considered a 14"
bandsaw.

Of what you mentioned, the table and table support are what I don't
have yet.(I just need to figure out what size I should be looking
for).

Thanks.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.

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Quote:
> IIRC, AMT is out of business. But both units look like import specials.

> Others have mentioned Harbor Freight for parts. Here's the trick to get
> part numbers: Stop in the store if they have one locally, get the model
> numbers for any that look close to what you have. Go to the website,
> download the user manuals, they almost always have a parts breakdown in
> the back. Figure out what you need, call HF customer service.

> HF parts tend to be very modestly priced (the good news) but many of
> them have to be ordered from China and take weeks or months to get (the
> bad news)

> The drill press is missing the 4 step pulley. Good item to get from HF
> parts.

> The bandsaw seems to be almost complete. Upper guide, lower guide,
> table, ?table support, and ?stand. ?I don't see the little 'C' shaped
> table to table support locking pieces. I rarely use my table tilt
> feature, consider just bolting a pieces of 3/4" plywood or suitable sink
> cutout directly to the frame. Bolts are likely to be metric, don't force
> anything when replacing a bolt.


> > I have some metal and woodworking projects I'd like to get to, but
> > first I have to get to two project machines(Drill Press & Bandsaw)
> > that I picked up a couple months ago.

> >http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll257/Statenislander/Tools/

> > I'm getting ready to clean them up, but I'd appreciate any
> > recommendations on where I can get parts.

> > The Drill Press has a single phase 3/4" horse power motor that I'll
> > have to take apart.(But I'd like to find a simular motor for the
> > bandsaw).

> > Going by the pics, can anyone tell me if there are any specific parts
> > I should be scouting for?

> > Any recommendations would be appreciated.

> > Thanks a lot.

> > Darren Harris
> > Staten Island, New York.- Hide quoted text -

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